Spanish / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that texts such as stories, emails and dialogues have particular characteristic features, and notice similarities and differences between some Spanish and English versions

[Key concepts: language features, structure; Key processes: observing, comparing]


  • noticing differences between written and spoken forms of different types of texts in both Spanish and English, for example, comparing a written story with a spoken one, or a letter with a phone call; and recognising how elements of texts combine to make meaning, for example, the images, font and script of a cartoon; the title, layout and illustrations in a picture book; and the highlighting of names, dates and times on an invitation
  • comparing features of similar texts in Spanish and English, for example, greeting cards, interactive games or tuckshop menus
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Spanish language

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